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Blue Paul Terrier Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Blue Paul Terrier so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginScotland
Other Names
What other names does the Blue Paul Terrier have? The dog breed also known as...
Scottish Bull Terrier, Blue Poll, Blue Poll BulldogSmuts, Red Smuts
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed
AKC Group
Is Blue Paul Terrier recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Blue Paul Terrier recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Price
How much does the Blue Paul Terrier puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Blue Paul Terrier price:
Unavailable
Unfortunately the Blue Paul Terrier is an extinct dog breed, so there isn’t any available price range or breeder in the world for purchasing this breed.

History

The exact origin or development of the Blue Paul Terrier is unknown, it remains a mystery. According to legends, around the 1770s, the breed was introduced to Scotland by a sailor named John Paul Johns when he brought it to his hometown, Kirkcudbright. Apparently, these dogs were very aggressive, so people started breeding them and engaging them in dog fighting. It is not clear where Paul acquired these Blue Terriers, but the locals began to call them Blue Paul Terriers in his honor.

Furthermore, the breed was allegedly most popular with the Gypsies that traveled through the region, but sources do not make it completely clear whether these Gypsies were Roma, Scottish or Irish travelers. However, these travelers who kept them insisted that the breed was originally from Galway, an important city located on Ireland’s Western Coast. If this is true, according to experts, the Blue Paul Terrier may have been a descendant of the Kerry Blue Terrier. Moreover, it is also commonly stated that the Blue Paul Terrier was a form of Bull and Terrier, a cross between an Old English Bulldog and a Terrier. This could be possible, but somewhat unlikely. Although Bull and Terriers may have existed for centuries, they were not common until after 1835, when dog fighting’s popularity rose after bull-baiting and bear-baiting were banned by the Parliament. If the Blue Paul Terrier did date back to the 1770s, it would have predated most other Bull and Terriers by more than 60 years. Also, the surviving drawings of Blue Paul Terriers are not conclusive. They do look similar to other drawings of Bull Terriers, but these were made well into the Blue Paul Terrier’s history, and may actually represent crossed between that breed and Bull and Terriers, rather than the original breed itself. Moreover, references are made to the breed having the same blue coat as some Greyhounds, and it is possible that the breed was actually a cross between a Blue Greyhound and a Terrier, although this has no more evidence than any other theory.

Unfortunately, little is known with specificity about the Blue Paul Terrier. It was supposedly extremely aggressive and readily willing to fight until death. The breed usually had a bluish-grey coat, sometimes with white markings. However, not all Blue Terriers were blue, red and brindle breed members were also born. These dogs were known in Scotland as Smuts or Red Smuts. The breed was athletic and muscular. The surviving sketches depict a dog with a short, silky coat, reasonably long and straight legs, and a medium-length, very slender tail. The breed’s head appeared powerful and was topped by erect ears, however, it is unclear if they were naturally erect or intentionally cropped. The breed also had a wide and deep chest, which may have made it look rounded. Allegedly, the breed stood up at a height of 50 cms at the shoulder and weighed approximately 20 kgs. Although the dog had a blue coat, it was said to have amber eyes, which were neither prominent nor sunken. The Blue Paul Terrier was said to have a one-of-a-kind facial expression that it shared with no other breed. This expression was a result of a small dip in the forehead combined with an unusually expressive facial musculature. Some people believe that the musculature was the result of the combination of the musculature of two different breeds, but since all dogs have the same facial muscles this would seem to be impossible.

Moreover, there is a few theory about the extinction of the Blue Paul Terrier. Some believe that it went extinct at the beginning of the 20th century when there was a restriction on dogfighting. As it became illegal to involve dogs in fighting, it slowly declined. Although there are no written documents regarding the breed’s extinction. On the other hand, some believe that this breed was immerged with other fighting dogs as they were frequently crossed with each other. It is likely that the breed was crossed with the American Pit Bull Terriers and the Staffordshire Bull Terriers, therefore it has evolved into them with different variations in color.

General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Blue Paul Terrier size:
Large
Weight
How much does the Blue Paul Terrier weigh? Blue Paul Terrier weight:
40-44 pounds (18-20 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Blue Paul Terrier? Blue Paul Terrier average weight:
42 pounds (19 kg)
Height
How tall is the Blue Paul Terrier? Blue Paul Terrier height:
Male: 18-22 inches (45-56 cm), Female: 17-21 inches (44-54 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Blue Paul Terrier average height:
Male: 20 inches (50.5 cm), Female: 19 inches (48.5 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Blue Paul Terrier have? What does this canine coat look like?
Smooth
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Blue Paul Terrier's coat?
Dark BlueBrindleRed
Grooming
How to groom the Blue Paul Terrier and how often?
Effortless: The Blue Paul Terrier requires minimal grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned sometimes to avoid infections. Blue Paul Terrier is one of the best choices if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Highly recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Blue Paul Terrier dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Scottish Bull Terrier? Blue Paul Terrier shedding level:
Blue Paul Terriers shed none to minimal. Having a puppy from this breed you don't have to be afraid of your couch or car covered by dog hair. Blue Paul Terrier dogs could be the best choice if you don't tolerate dog hair.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Blue Paul Terrier have? What characteristics does the breed have?
CourageousBraveAggressiveDefensiveTerritorial
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Blue Paul Terrier? Are they intelligent?
Average: Blue Paul Terrier's has average obedience intelligence. Patience is needed for teaching this breed to any tricks and commands though, but it's worth the effort. They understand and memorize new commands in 25-40 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 50% of the time or better.
Trainability
Are Blue Paul Terrier dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Blue Paul Terriers are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
Blue Paul Terriers, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark as excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Blue Paul Terrier sensitivity:
Blue Paul Terriers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music. Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally for moderate punishment.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Blue Paul Terriers are average dogs regarding their affection level. Some breeds are forthcoming and friendly, while others are independent and don't bond too closely to their owners.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Scottish Bull Terrier need? Blue Paul Terrier social needs:
Blue Paul Terriers are kinda antisocial. This breed doesn't like being around people all the time, they tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Blue Paul Terrier dogs bark a lot? Why does my Blue Poll bark?
Average to high: The Blue Paul Terrier is a vocal breed. Not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often bark loudly and howl sometimes. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Blue Paul Terrier good as a watchdog?
Blue Paul Terriers are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the Blue Paul Terriers will alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Do Blue Paul Terrier dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Blue Paul Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect their territory so the Blue Paul Terrier can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Blue Paul Terrier will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
Do Blue Paul Terrier bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Scottish Bull Terrier? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Blue Paul Terrier? Why do dog bites happen?
Moderate
The Blue Paul Terrier has an average chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Blue Paul Terrier do?
Blue Paul Terriers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Blue Paul Terriers need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Blue Paul Terrier to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Blue Paul Terrier roam?
Blue Paul Terriers tend to escape less than other breeds. They have low to average wanderlust potential. Exploring the world is not the best activity they can imagine.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Blue Paul Terrier have high prey drive?
Blue Paul Terriers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds. Cats or any other small animals might be in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Blue Paul Terriers are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Blue Paul Terrier good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Blue Paul Terriers are not apartment-friendly dogs. If you don't have a garden, you may have to reconsider your choice for having a puppy from this breed.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Blue Paul Terriers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Blue Paul Terriers handle alone time quite well. They are not prone to have separation anxiety.
Fighting Dog
Where Blue Paul Terrier dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Blue Paul Terriers are not stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Blue Paul Terrier dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Blue Paul Terrier and children:
Blue Paul Terriers are not the most kid-friendly dogs. If you have children, you may have to reconsider your choice for having a puppy from this breed.
Cat Friendly
How well do Blue Paul Terrier dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Blue Paul Terriers are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Blue Paul Terrier good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Blue Paul Terrier dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Blue Paul Terriers are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly
Are Blue Paul Terriers good office dogs? Do Blue Paul Terriers make good office friendly dogs? Can Blue Paul Terriers be office dogs?
No
Blue Paul Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Blue Paul Terrier dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Scottish Bull Terrier temperament with senior people? Are Blue Paul Terrier dogs good for elderly owners?
Blue Paul Terriers are not the best breed for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Blue Paul Terrier dogs get along with other pets? Are Blue Paul Terrier dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Blue Paul Terriers do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Blue Paul Terrier breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Yes
Blue Paul Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Blue Paul Terrier be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Blue Paul Terrier is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Blue Paul Terrier be a therapy dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Blue Paul Terrier is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Blue Paul Terrier be a sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Blue Paul Terrier is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Blue Paul Terrier be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Blue Paul Terrier is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Blue Paul Terrier be a boat dog?
Not really
Blue Paul Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Blue Paul Terrier be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Blue Paul Terrier is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Blue Paul Terrier dogs have health problems?
The Blue Paul Terrier is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Life Expectancy
How long do Blue Paul Terrier dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Blue Paul Terrier be?
12-13 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Blue Paul Terrier breed hypoallergenic?
No
Blue Paul Terriers don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Blue Paul Terrier have?
Blue Paul Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Blue Paul Terrier dogs require per day?
Blue Paul Terriers need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Blue Paul Terriers sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Blue Paul Terrier need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1.5 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Blue Paul Terrier risk for obesity:
Average to High. If you don't pay attention to the Blue Paul Terrier's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Blue Paul Terrier's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Blue Paul Terrier has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Blue Paul Terrier drool?
The Blue Paul Terrier drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool more than others, just like the Blue Paul Terrier. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Blue Paul Terrier: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Blue Paul Terrier have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Blue Paul Terrier have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
2-6 puppies

Pros & Cons of Blue Paul Terrier

Pros
  • Trainability: Blue Paul Terriers are easy to train.
  • Grooming: Effortless: The Blue Paul Terrier requires minimal grooming.
  • Shedding Level: Blue Paul Terriers shed none to minimal.
  • Watchdog Ability: Blue Paul Terriers are good watchdogs.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Blue Paul Terriers tend to escape less than other breeds.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Blue Paul Terriers handle alone time quite well.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Blue Paul Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Blue Paul Terriers don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Blue Paul Terriers are not apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Drooling tendency: The Blue Paul Terrier drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.
  • Weight Gain Potential: Average to High.
  • Mouthiness: Blue Paul Terriers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Child Friendly: Blue Paul Terriers are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
  • Cat Friendly: Blue Paul Terriers are not cat-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Blue Paul Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Blue Paul Terriers are not the best breed for elderly people.

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